Oyala Thumotang National Park
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|Oyala Thumotang National Park|
|Nearest town or city||Coen|
|Managing authorities||Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service|
|Website||Oyala Thumotang National Park|
|See also||Protected areas of Queensland|
The Oyala Thumotang National Park encompasses what was formerly the lands of the Wik Mungkan, Southern Kaanju and Ayapathu Aboriginal peoples. The formation of the original national park was closely linked to the significant court case of Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen decided in the High Court of Australia.
The park is located in central Cape York Peninsula. It is about 25 km north of Coen. It is 12 hrs by road north of Cairns. The park occupies 381,000 hectares from the McIlwraith Range foothills in the east to the Archer River in the west. The Archer and the Coen rivers flow through the park.
There are 18 camp sites near rivers and waterholes in the park. There is an entry fee. Drinking water is not available in the camping sites, so visitors need to carry their own water.
- "Oyala Thumotang National Park (CYPAL)". The State of Queensland (Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing). Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- "About Oyala Thumotang". The State of Queensland (Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing). Retrieved 7 March 2014. Cite error: Invalid
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